What Happened in Apr 1955

  • Cary Middlecoff wins the 19th Masters Tournament

    Cary Middlecoff scored a 65 Friday, including a then-record 31 on the first nine, to win. At the time, his seven-stroke victory over Ben Hogan was... Read more

  • Air India's Kashmir Princess Crashes

    The Air-India Constellation (named "Kashmir Princess") departed Hong Kong at 04:25 GMT for a flight to Jakarta. On board were Chinese and east... Read more

  • "Marty" Is Released

    Marty is a teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky which was telecast live May 24, 1953 on The Goodyear Television Playhouse with Rod Steiger in the title... Read more

  • "Rififi" Is Released

    Rififi (French: Du rififi chez les hommes) is a 1955 French crime film adaptation of Auguste le Breton's novel of the same name. Directed by... Read more

  • Detroit Red Wings win Stanley Cup

    The 1955 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Montreal Canadiens, appearing in their fifth of ten straight Finals and the... Read more

  • "Richard III" Is Released

    Laurence Olivier was the director, co-screenwriter (with Alan Dent), and star of this robust adaptation of Shakespeare's drama, which, as Bruce... Read more

  • Albert Einstein dies

    On 17 April 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had previously been... Read more

  • FDA Approves Sanodi Aventis's Plaquenil

    Plaquenil is considered an older disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug or DMARD. Plaquenil is actually in a class of medications called... Read more